Chief Advisory Council

Mr. B C Khatua: (I.A.S)- Chairman; Advisory Council
-Mr B C Khatua is the Director of Mumbai Transformation Support Unit, researching and coordinating all initiatives towards making Mumbai a better place to live and work in. A senior IAS Officer of 1976 batch, his last appointment was Chairman, Forward Markets Commission, Govt. of India, Mumbai. Amongst a host of appointments he held after his MBA from Birmingham University, UK, and thereafter joining IAS as Commissioner of Sales Tax, Maharashtra State, Mumbai, Principal Secretary/Secretary, Water Supply & Sanitation Dept., GoM, Textile Commissioner, Govt. of India, addl. Municipal Commissioner, MCGM, and Administrator & Municipal Commissioner, Nasik Municipal Corpn, Nasik.

Mr. P.H.Ravi Kumar: (Ex- MD & CEO NCDEX) - Advisor
-Mr. P.H.Ravi Kumar is currently the head of Invent Assets Securitisation & Reconstruction Pvt Ltd. He had earlier been the Managing Director and CEO of National Commodities & Derivatives Exchange Ltd. (NCDEX) (2003-2008) and earlier Senior General Manager , ICICI Bank  Ltd. Mr. Ravi Kumar has over 37 years of financial services sector experience. He is essentially a commercial banker with about 32 years of banking experience, spanning retail, corporate and treasury banking areas in India and abroad. He is based at Mumbai and is a regular speaker at institutes of management and other professional forums. He is on the boards of other well known companies in India.

Mr. Sudip Bandyopadhyay: CA (Ex MD & C.E.O Reliance Money.)- Advisor
-Sudip Bandyopadhyay is a prominent personality in the financial world. Mr. Sudip is a qualified CA and a Cost Accountant. Sudip has over 22 years of rich & diverse experience in various areas of financial services. He has worked with reputed organizations like Reliance (ADA Group), ITC, ICI and HLL. Mr. Sudip was also on the Board of several Reliance ADAG Group Companies. He is a distinguished financial expert & under his leadership, Reliance Money had aggressively expanded its footprint in India and across the globe. Sudip was also instrumental in leading Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s foray, amongst others, into Equity & Commodity Broking, Financial Products Distribution, Commodity Exchanges, Gold Coin Retailing, Money Changing and Money Transfer. During Sudip’s 17 years stint with ITC as head of Treasury and Strategic Investments, he managed investments in excess of Rs.4000 crores. He was responsible for the acquisition of strategic stakes in EIH, VST and several other companies by ITC.

Mr. Ninad Karpe (MD & CEO Aptech Ltd.)
-Mr. Ninad Karpe is presently MD and CEO of Aptech Ltd., he was also board member of Aptech Ltd., CA (formerly Computer Associates), headquartered in USA and listed on NYSE, is one of the world's leading business software company. CA India was a 100% subsidiary of CA Inc. Joined CA India in April 1997 as one of the first employees of CA in India to help implement the entry strategy of CA in India. From 2003 to 2009, held position of Managing Director -- India & SAARC of CA India. During this period, CA gained a prominent position in the IT industry in India. Independent Director on the Board of BNP PARIBAS Asset Management Co. (India) since2004. BNP Paribas AMC was earlier known as FORTIS AMC and prior to that as ABN AMRO AMC

Mr. Rajesh Srivastava (CMD: Rabo Equity Advisors Pvt. Ltd.)
-Mr. Rajesh Srivastava is presently the Chairman and Managing Director of Rabo Equity Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Rabobank). The company is currently the Investment Advisor for a private equity fund of $120MM sponsored by Rabobank and lead invested by IFC, FMO and DEG. CDC, UK. Rajesh joined Rabo in 1998 as a founder member and was Managing Director at Rabo India Finance and Rabo India Securities Ltd in his previous role. He has strong international experience in food and agribusiness, as Regional Head, Asia for Food & Agribusiness from 2002-07.

Mr. H.D.Khunteta (Ex-Director of Finance REC Ltd.)
-Mr. Hari Das Khunteta served as Director of Finance of Rural Electrification Corporation Limited from May 5, 2004 to July 31, 2012. Mr. Khunteta served as Chairman and Managing Director of REC Ltd. from April 16, 2011 to November 29, 2011. He has 30 years of professional experience in the area of financial management including resource mobilization from domestic and international markets, investor servicing and corporate governance. He served as Executive Director of Finance and Accounts at NHPC Ltd. Mr. Khunteta served as a Director of Indian Energy Exchange Limited. He served as also a Non Executive Director on the Board of the Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation, a joint venture of NHPC and Government of Madhya Pradesh. He is also a Member of the ICAI. Mr. Khunteta holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from the University of Rajasthan.

Mr. Mohit Kamboj (President – The Bombay Bullion Association Ltd. )
-Mohit Kamboj is presently the President of The Bombay Bullion Association Ltd. He is also a Chairman & MD of KBJ Group. A passionate person with the wish to dream and the will to achieve it. Mr. Mohit Kamboj in the year 2005 started his company called KBJ Jewellery Pvt.Ltd. and enhanced the group turnover to a degree that was not expected. Mr. Mohit has put KBJ into Real Estate, Entertainment, Aviation and Hospitality. Today, Mr. Mohit has earned the reverence of the Uttar Bhartiya Award with eminent personalities appreciating the work of excellence displayed by him. He also has another achievement to his credit of being chosen as the President of 'The Bombay Bullion Association'.